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PC/104-Plus SBC Reduces Power Draw

The Manx is a PC/104-Plus mid-range single-board computer (SBC) for embedded applications. With a highly efficient AMD Geode LX 800 processor, the Manx is function and pin-out compatible with the company’s older Puma SBC, but offers higher performance. Processing speed is 500 MHz and power consumption is less than 5 W. The ACPI suspend-to-RAM state feature reduces power draw to 0.2 W between active sessions. The fanless design comes in both standard (0°C to 60°C) and extended (?40°C to 85°C) versions. Standard features include 256 Mbytes of soldered-on DRAM, 10/100 Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports, an LPT port, an IDE interface, three COM ports, and analog audio. A CompactFlash socket provides reliable, high-capacity on-board storage with no moving parts. Integrated high-performance video capabilities support simultaneous analog VGA and LVDS output at resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 with 32-bit color and MMX + 3DNow! graphics for video-intensive applications. The PC/104-Plus expansion interface accommodates both ISA and PCI add-on modules. A Phoenix Software (formerly General Software) reprogrammable BIOS supports custom defaults and the addition of firmbase security applications, remote booting, and other pre-OS software functions. The Manx is fully RoHS-compliant and compatible with a variety of popular embedded operating systems, including Windows CE/XP, Linux, VxWorks, and QNX. Options include conformal coating, BIOS customizations, revision locks, custom labeling, high-G shock and vibration treatment, custom testing and screening, etc. The Manx will be available in production quantities in June. Pricing is about $550 in OEM quantities. VERSALOGIC CORP., Eugene, OR. (541) 485-8575.


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